Corporate & Political Crime


NEW!!! The 2015 Corporate Rap Sheet


Duke Energy fined $102 million in coal ash spill


Special series of commentaries:

Is Wall Street a Gang? Part I  (10/23/11)

Is Wall Street a Gang? Part II (11/2/11)

Is Wall Street a Gang? Part III  (11/29/11)
Is Wall Street a Gang, Part IV?


Wall Street is Without a Doubt a Gang(1/21/12)


What else is new? 7 Rip-Offs Corporations and the Wealthy Don't Want You to Know About


Click here and make sure you watch the cartoon: What BP Doesn’t Want You to Know About the 2010 Gulf Spill


Explosion in West, Texas - another example of corporate negligence


Iraq, Sandy Hook and America


The War on Drugs Is a War on Kids


California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low - due in large part by decriminalizing pot


Two stories about Corporate Tax Cheats - Paul Buchheit reports that 64 corporations paid just over 8% in taxes during a five-year period; according to David Cay Johnston "There are 6 million corporations in America, but 2,600 of them, a tiny number out of 6 million, own 80 percent of the business assets in America."


Another example of Wall Street Gang crime!

Feds charge former hedge fund manager in big insider-trading case


Two new reports on Wall Street Crimes:


Lehman E-Mails Show Wall Street Arrogance Led to the Fall and

Why Can't Obama Bring Wall Street to Justice?

And check out the names and faces behind Wall Street collapse:


Wall Street Morality: Three Related Stories


Merck Pays a Pittance for Mass Deaths


5 Ways to Make Banks Pay for Their Secret $7 Trillion Free Ride


Should Corporations Have More Leeway to Kill Than People Do?


More Wall Street Crimes: 5 Ways Wall Street Is Putting the Squeeze on American Students

"Where's our money"?


Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone: The People vs. Goldman Sachs


Interview with Matt Taibbi:


Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street Crimes? An insightful story by Matt Taibbi:


A chart showing companies paying no taxes:


How Wall Street Thieves, Led by Goldman Sachs, Took Down the Global Economy -- Their Outsized Influence Must be Stopped


Top US Corporations Outsourced More Than 2.4 Million American Jobs Over the Last Decade


Bipartisan support builds for slicing corporate tax rate


 America Is Not Broke - speech by Michael Moore in Madison

          Related story.  Does this surprise anyone?

          Hedge Fund Gamblers Earn the Same In One Hour As a Middle-Class Household Makes In Over 47 Years

          Not to rub salt in your wounds, but.... The False Debate on the Debt


83% of the largest corporations "reported having subsidiaries in jurisdictions listed as tax havens or financial privacy jurisdictions" according to a new GAO report.


10 of the Biggest Corporate Tax Cheats In America


Boeing’s Reward for Paying No Federal Taxes Over Last Three Years? A $35 Billion Federal Contract  (See my commentary for 3/25/11)



Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?  See Interview with author of this piece:




Chevron ordered to pay $8 billion by Ecuador court


 Who's responsible for the West Virginia Mining Disaster?  Massey Energy?  A Series of articles.


Is this criminal?  Wall Street Bonuses Rise as Big 3 May Pay $30 Billion 


The Bernard Madoff Fraud Case. 


Click here for a series of reports in the New York Times:

More articles are found here: The Madoff Case


Articles related to the financial crisis


Crimes suspected in 20 bailout cases -- for starters


Two articles by Naomi Klein on the bailout:

The Bailout Profiteers


Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction


Free Market Ideology is Far From Finished


Meltdown and Bailout: Why Our Economic System Is on the Verge of Collapse


Keating 5 ring a bell?


The Rich Are Staging a Coup Right Now


AIG to Get Additional $37.8 Billion


Primer on Wall Street Meltdown


Bank rescue plan to test capitalism


Socialized Compensation


FBI Struggles to Handle Wave of Financial Fraud Cases


Corporate Crimes


Corporate Crime Quiz


Twenty Things You Should Know About Corporate Crime


Fraud in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry


Health Net ordered to pay $9 million after canceling cancer patient's policy


One Thousand Lives A Month


Papers Show Wachovia Knew of Thefts


US Ignores Finding on Student Lender


A different kind of corruption: religion mixing with politics

        God's Profits: Faith, Fraud and the GOP Crusade for Values Voters


Blackwater – a series of articles


Hospital drug errors far from uncommon

Review of a new book: Stolen Without a Gun


Myanmar and Big Oil

Corporate Drug Pushers

Bribes and Spies in the Drug Industry


Antitrust law losing its teeth

Shielding the Powerful

The Crimes of Greed vs. the Crimes of Government


Rise in Bribery Tests Integrity of US Border 


Enron Chiefs Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy


Key Events in the Fall of Enron and Resulting Trials


Thugs in Blue Suits: Corporate and Political Crime in America



An Overview of Some Recent Corporate Scandals




The 10 Worst Corporations of 2005


High Court Rules for Oil Firms

March 1, 2006

A Texaco Inc. and Shell Oil Co. joint venture didn't break antitrust law when it set pump prices in the Western United States, the Supreme Court said Tuesday, ending a years-long battle over allegations that the companies inflated prices and forced dealers out of business.

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Corporation Convicted of Homicide Sentenced to Pay $1.7 Million


The Costs of Corporate Crime


The DeLay-Abramoff Money Trail


Vanquishing the American Dream by Jim Hightower

The New Robber Barons -

Of Snowboarders and Corporations -


Top 100 Corporate Criminals of the Decade: